Sunday, March 3, 2019
HarlemÃ¢â¬â¢s darkness and hardships
Baldwins cusss blues is a story of the devil fellows living in Harlem. Harlem is the place where the two chums experienced the darkness of the society. This darkness points out racism and medicine mistreat as one of the major twoers experiencing by many African-American in Harlem. Even though racism was felt by the two brothers and drug abuse hunted Sonny, one of the two brothers, they still managed to adopt and get through the swear out of each other. At the beginning of the story, the older brother is on his way to work as a schoolteacher.As he travels buck the road, he to a fault reads the newspaper and found out that his brother was caught traffic with heroine. Even before, Sonny was suspected by his older brother of victimization illegal drugs but the older brother does nothing. Before the drug link up incident happens, the older brother who is also the narrator of the story unendingly talks about Sonny as universe a unassail subject brother. He says When Sonny was young, his face was bright and open. Sonnys brother worries about the employment of Sonny in illegal drugs.Sonny is being dependent on drugs and uses it as a way to escape his problems. This problem makes his brother think of the things he did wrong to make Sonny regard in drug addiction. As a result of that, the brother misinterprets solely the acts Sonny is doing. He does not listen to Sonny even if it has to be about the explanation and reasons of why Sonny engaged to drug connect activities. Sonny finds himself neglected by his brother. This makes him think that no one could help him but his own self. Realizing this, he diverts his attention to music.This involvement to music makes him finds the time out he is searching for. With the music playing, Sonny is able to escape the problems he is encountering. The improvement of Sonny is hardly noticed by his brother. At first, his involvement to music disappoints his brother not until his brother pisss the changes music has done to Sonny. His brother accepts the truth and realizes that music has done a good job to Sonnys development. It all happened in the part of the story where his brother is listening to Sonny as he plays the piano.As Sonny plays the piano, his brother feels that Sonny expect his guidance and love. The unconditional love by the brother to Sonny was pictured in the story. Listening to the Jazz music played by Sonny, the stance of the brother towards life, himself and Sonny changes. The estrangement of the two brothers hurt them both. Sonnys dedication to music and his determination to stay away from any formulate of illegal drugs move the older brother to change. The love and passion of both brothers are shown in the story.Their fight against the darkness in Harlem made them realize that to win is to accept the weakness of each one of them and to be able to survive is to help each other. As a final point, to be able to survive in a society where you are not the main character, y ou must learn to adapt and to help others that are also adapting. The challenges of Black American brothers in the time of racism and its fight against illegal drugs can be solve if trust, acceptance and love is within the family ties.